First off, I have to give a big shoutout to ID10-T for the naming of this recipe. If it weren't for him, it would have just been my usual routine of naming recipes for what they are (papaya apricot ice cream with honey...boring as shit, right?). Second on the shoutout list is mlNikon for reminding me how good TFA Papaya is. Her recipe for In A Godda Da Vida is what inspired me to want to build something around that flavor using my "style", whatever that may be. Anyway..on to the pretentious notes section.

The main fruit here is obviously TFA Papaya. From my notes in the past, I found that 2.5% is what I consider to be the sweet spot in a mix. Anything more, and it's too overpowering. I wanted the papaya to take front and center stage, but it felt like it was lacking a bit for what I wanted this recipe to be. This brought me to FA Apricot, which CokeCan praises constantly, so I had to give it a shot. I decided to play around with it and I really like what it brings to the table here. In general, it's a fairly weak fruit flavor for FA, and using it at a 1:1 ratio with TFA Papaya gave me exactly what I imagined when I was first playing around with this profile. It lends a slight tartness, along with a light fleshy, stone-fruit taste that pairs perfectly with papaya.

I was torn between wanting to call this a fruit and cream recipe, or a fruit and ice cream recipe, and I'm still not sure exactly what to really consider this. So, we'll say a melted ice cream with fruit. Semantics aside, the cream portion of this was fairly straight-forward. Nothing too crazy or groundbreaking. However, HS French Vanilla Ice Cream lends just enough of a creamy vanilla note to grab onto the fruits and give that interesting "not quite plain cream" flavor.

The part of this recipe that took the most work was the top note. I wanted something to keep this from being a boring fruit and cream mix, so I kept playing around with interesting additions, which were either causing a strange off-note, or just weren't what I was looking for. In my drunken desperation, I blindly grabbed a random flavor off the shelf and that ended up being FA Honey. Immediately, the wheels started turning. From my experience, honey works excellent with stone fruits and can add an interesting dark sweetness to tropical fruits. It also works really well with creams; turning a boring cream into something you keep coming back to. FA Honey is a strong flavor, so at .25%, it adds the perfect amount to be considered the "honey drizzle" on top of the profile.

CAP Super Sweet is something I've been adding to most of my mixes for the past year and a half or so. I like it more than TFA Sweetener, which contains more than just sucralose and PG (e.g. maltol and water). Super Sweet could very well have more than just sucralose and PG, but the higher sucralose content just seems to work better for me. At .3%, this ends up being about 1 drop per 10mL from the Capella bottle. If you're using TFA Sweetener, bump it up to .75%.

Created: March 19, 2017 (about 4 years ago)

Recipes inspired by this one: Big Papa's Macaron by ID10-T |
% Vendor Flavor
(FA) Armenia (apricot)
(FA) Cream Fresh
(HS) French Vanilla Icecream
(FA) Honey
(TPA) Papaya
(CAP) Super Sweet
(CAP) Sweet Cream
(FA) Vienna Cream
Total flavoring: 10.3% Steep Days: 3 Best VG: 60% Temperature: 0
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User: adio Score: 5 Entered: almost 4 years ago
It 's like drinking the syrupy juice from the bottom of a fruit cup. It's not artificial fruity or overly sweet like some vapes can be, and is the perfect blend of fruit and sweet, imo. Love this, thanks, man!
User: iCGM Score: None Entered: about 4 years ago
This recipe is absolutely delicious. I was a little skeptical at first but I knew that Manson knows what he's doing, and this does not disappoint. When you take that first vape and the first word that comes out of your mouth is "wow", you know it's something special. Fantastic recipe, excellent flavour.
User: Skywxp3d Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Took me awhile to get all the ingredients but well worth it! Lots of flavor!
User: ID10-T Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
Super sexy sauce! Papaya wears FA Apricot like a head-turning LBD and honey like glitzy bit of bling, on a flawless red carpet of creams made extra plush with HS vanilla ice cream. I'm proud to have helped come up with a name for this recipe but wish that'd I tried it first, as I would have suggested something much more fitting of its glamourous nature than a name based on a terrible food pun and a dead rapper.
User: shyndo Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
An extremely nice and addictive vape. Tpa papaya has enough complexity by itself to keep you coming back for more but the apricot really blends nicely with it. A smooth fruity and creamy vape through and through.
User: method1 Score: 5 Entered: about 4 years ago
I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of this a while ago, I love the combination of papaya and apricot, the honey & creams add a delicious depth & dimension to the profile.